Robert Leon Yount
Robert Leon Yount was born in Desloge on December 23, 1939 to Everett and Lizzy (Martin) Yount and passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Parkland Health Center at the age of 81 years.
He grew up in Leadwood where he graduated from Leadwood High School in 1948. He loved all sports and played baseball with the St. Louis Browns in the Kitty League. When he returned home to work for St. Joe Lead Co.
He married Mary Lois Van Lear in November 1949.
He played one more year in the Kitty League and then returned to Leadwood where they spent 61 years and 11 months happily raising their family and enjoying their friends. Bob was a member of the Leadwood United Methodist Church and remained active in Little League Baseball, coaching for years. He also worked as a coach to train young boys (4-6 graders) to play basketball.
Bob retired from St. Joe Lead in 1984, and soon thereafter, managed The Bank of the Leadbelt, until retiring in 1991. He was given the honor of being selected to referee the State Class Championship games played at Kiel Auditorium on two different occasions.
Bob served on MAC College Board from 1969 through 1975, and served on the Leadwood Cemetery Board, as the Secretary/Treasurer for 50 years, and was a board member for Bank of the Leadbelt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Lizzy Yount; brother, Delmon Yount; sister in-law, Myra Yount and a nephew, Steve Yount.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two children, Robert Van (Van) Yount of Desloge, Missouri and Patti Lizabeth Sullivan and husband Stan of Steelville, Missouri; two brothers, John Yount of Presbyterian Manor, Donald Yount and wife Mildred of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kelly Gentry of Desloge, Nathan Yount and wife Brittney of Arnold, Erin Christianson and husband Charles, Jennifer Pearse and husband Randy of Little Rock, Arkansas; four great grandchildren, Mason Miller, Peyton Pearse, Reagan Pearse, and Erika Christianson, all of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister in-law, Helen Yount of Fenton, Missouri, brother-in-law, C.E. Van Lear (Bud) and wife Janet of Buchanan, Michigan; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, on Friday November 4, 2011 from 5-9 p.m.
The service was held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel in Desloge, on Saturday November 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Padre Bob Payne officiating. Interment followed at the Leadwood Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Missouri.